Medstart Applications for 2024 are now open! Apply by March 15th!

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MedStart is a Montana AHEC program designed to encourage high school students who are in sophomore and junior grade levels to pursue their interest in a variety of healthcare careers. AHEC focuses on accepting students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, low-income families, rural areas, minorities, or first generation college students. The aim of MedStart is to provide students - who may not otherwise have the opportunity - a chance to further explore healthcare careers, learn about college life, and realize it is possible to pursue higher education. Students often think of healthcare as including only “doctors and nurses.” MedStart tries to break down that stereotype by educating students on the large variety of careers available in the healthcare industry.

2024 MedStart Camp Offerings

June 17-21

University of Montana
Missoula, MT

June 23-27

Montana Tech
Butte, MT

July 7-11

University of Providence
Great Falls, MT

July 14-18

Miles Community College 
Miles City, MT

July 21-25

Montana State University Billings
Billings, MT


WHO: Current sophomores or juniors from a Montana high school. Homeschooled or GED students are eligible as well. Students may be no older than 18. Students may apply for a second year of MedStart.

COST: $500 per person

SCHOLARSHIPS: Multiple scholarships are available based on need and/or merit; see application

COLLEGE CREDIT: Students completing the MedStart Camp are eligible for one college credit through Montana Tech that is transferable to all schools in the Montana University System. More information will be available upon acceptance.

HOW TO APPLY:Complete the online application. Applications are due no later than March 15, 2024

IMMUNIZATION NOTE: Students will recieve further guidance about immunizations upon acceptance into a MedStart Camp.

ACCEPTANCE & PAYMENT: Notification of camp acceptance will be announced April 17, 2024. Students will receive a packet to complete and submit with payment in full, your regional camp coordinator will send more information about this upon acceptance into a MedStart Camp.

Have more questions about MedStart?

Contact the AHEC Director in your region for more information.

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